Disco Biscuits Live at Chameleon Club on 2007-06-26
- Disco Biscuits
Billed as TractorBeam
Set I: Abraxas -> Confrontation -> Run Like Hell -> Songs of Joy -> Digital Buddha -> Mr. Don*
Set II: Confrontation -> Digital Buddha -> Run Like Hell, Mindless Dribble -> Lunar Pursuit -> The Great Abyss
* With 1999 and Norwegian Wood jams.
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To celebrate the 2008 Jammys nomination for eMusic Download of the Year, we are very excited to release the performance of Tractorbeam from the Chameleon Club in Lancaster, PA on June 26, 2007. Tractorbeam was conceived as a different concert experience...something more akin to a DJ club set. Tractorbeam plays completely instrumental. The big highlight of the night was a mammoth rendition of Mr. Don. This wasn't any ordinary version of Mr. Don, but rather one that went back in time. On May 7, 1998, The Biscuits played the Chameleon Club for the first time. They debuted two cover songs that night: The Beatles' Norwegian Wood and Prince's 1999. Also that night they played a version of Mr. Don that many fans still consider a benchmark jam that defined a very creative time period for the band. Coming back 9 years later, these songs resurfaced as spontaneous jams in the extended intro of yet another epic Mr. Don. Also of note, Mindless Dribble has a phenomenally psychedelic intro, reminiscent of classic versions of the song. We are pleased to share this live experience with you and hope you enjoy it. Don't forget to vote for the 2008 Jammys at http://www.jammys.com
For more Disco Biscuits Live downloads, go to: http://www.livedownloads.com/bisco
- 2008-04-08 23:05:05
- Lancaster, PA
- Taped by
- John Schmidt
- Chameleon Club
Subject: You praise their vocals and ask if they've heard Kamaole Sands?
I guess technically the vocals in that song are in the minority. ie: no matter how rough their voices are on a given night, it still manages to stay within their limited range.
but if you're really listening to Kamaole Sands, you're listening to some of the worst lyrics ever written by a human being.
This is a great show, and like all Tractorbeam shows the lack of vocals gives it a massive bump by itself. The T-Beam shows are some of the most scripted things the Biscuits have done in recent years and I think people think that they're more heavily improvised just because there isn't singing. This doesn't have any more improv per capita than any random night on Bisco Tour. The Don is the only song that's longer than average here, and they didn't really skip any segments of the compositions- just played them without words.
The specialness is that they aren't blowing peoples high by beginning to shout about 42 forty two times in a row right as the music hits its crescendo. It's a shame that they haven't had the humility to try doing Tractorbeam sets during their prime-time slots at Camp.
There are more people seeing them for the first time at Camp than the rest of the year combined (And for some reason my fellow old school heads resent this. poo on them. kids eating acid at Camp instead of Budweiser at Nickleback? Uh? FTW!!) - They've been so desperate about trying to streamline their sound, turning every jam into a thematic hint at another song, avoiding changing keys and tempos whenever possible. All in an effort to keep from falling on their face. Everyone can smell you when you're bullshitting though. And flubbed transitions in some hyper creative setlist like Overture into Inverted Mirrors into Unfinished B&C into Magellan middle only into Inverted Tamarin into Shimmy middle only into Overture would be overwhelmed in the sheer psychedelic mass of the set looming over the grounds. "Playing It Safe" is the same in sports as it is in music. You're not playing to win, you're playing not to lose, and when you do that, you're always going to lose.
The Abraxas and Songs of Joy are the clearcut highlights of the show. Mr. Don? Great version for sure, but you can boil that entire 30 minute Don into 5 minutes of excellence and it still wouldn't scratch the jaw-dropping way that they modulate out of Songs Of Joy and into a jam.
This show proves one thing: Dragons do NOT eat onions.
Subject: Mr. Don Jams
Subject: abraxas. period.
Subject: Wish I Was There
Subject: No vocals worked out great.
Just a suggestion for Bisco, if for some strange reason a band member reads this: You guys should try your vocals through a vocoder, that'd be tits.
Subject: TractorBeam @ Lancaster, PA
Subject: Great sound, cool show concept.
Subject: Lights Out
Subject: fanfare for the common man in mr.don too!!
anyone feel me on this?
Subject: Great Release!
Subject: reviewing this show is soooo...
Subject: whomp whomp deedle doo
Great move by tDB releasing this crunchy board
Subject: was at all chameleon shows
Subject: download of the year
make sure your wearing a helmet for this one people......
Subject: 2.0 has done it
Subject: best 2.0 show to date
Subject: A Monster!!!
Subject: This is great
Subject: Great Show, Great Recording
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